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Warwick academic made godmother of new ship

A University of Warwick academic has been afforded the rare honour of being made the godmother of a new ship.

The christening ceremony of the 82,000 tonne ship took place in the Yangzijiang shipyard in Jingjiang, China, by breaking a bottle of champagne over her side as she was named AESCHYLUS GRAECIA by Dr Emmanuela Bakola.

Fri 13 Dec 2019, 15:21

Motor racing, mentoring, communications, and nudging all feature in the list of Honorary Graduates announced for the University of Warwick’s Winter Degree Ceremonies

The University of Warwick has just announced that it will award honorary degrees to five people at its winter degree ceremonies which will run from Tuesday 21st January - Friday 24th January 2020 (inclusive) in the Butterworth Hall of Warwick Arts Centre.

Thu 12 Dec 2019, 15:52 | Tags: University of Warwick, VIPs and Personalities

How humans learnt to dance; from the Chimpanzee Conga

Psychologist observing two chimpanzees in a zoo have discovered that they performed a behaviour hitherto never seen, they coordinated together in a rhythmic social ritual.

Thu 12 Dec 2019, 10:00 | Tags: psychology, Evolution, Sciences

London air to be kept clean thanks to Warwick researchers

Researchers will build on their existing work on air quality and simulation-based inference to revolutionise pollution forecasting by combining modern machine learning and statistical methodology.

The project will develop and utilise computational techniques based around the simulation of large ensembles of “particles” to allow us to estimate and quantify our uncertainty. These techniques will be combined with models inspired by modern machine learning, particularly utilising deep Gaussian processes to describe the profile of atmospheric pollutants as they evolve over time.

Wed 11 Dec 2019, 14:00 | Tags: Computer Science, Statistics, Environment, air quality

How sand fly mating habits are helping tackle tropical disease in £2.5M project

The tropical disease Leishmaniasis is being tackled by catching female sand flies who carry the parasite that causes the disease.

There are now plans to commercialise the research which involves using male pheromones to attract female sand flies towards insecticide-treated areas. 

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